Senior Physical Design Engineer

Marvell Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 4 weeks ago

About Marvell

At Marvell, we believe that infrastructure powers progress. That execution is as essential as innovation. That better collaboration builds better technology. Trusted by the world's leading technology companies for 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world's data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers' current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we're ultimately changing the way tomorrow's enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform-for the better.

The data infrastructure that our customers build has never been more critical to our global economy. It's what's keeping the world connected, businesses running, and information flowing. If you're ready to excel, innovate, and truly enjoy your work, apply now for the position detailed below.

The Opportunity

As a Physical Design Engineer, you will be a member of the Implementation team designing the next generation of high-performance processor chips in leading-edge

CMOS process technology, targeted at network and consumer applications.


Maintain, enhance, and support Marvell's place and route, timing and/or integration flows incorporating industry standard EDA tools

Perform synthesis, floor planning, place and route, timing analysis, and closure on complex logic blocks.

Develop and implement timing closure and logic ECO's.

Interface with the RTL design team to drive design modifications to resolve congestion and timing issues.

Work with the global timing team in debugging/resolving any block level timing issues seen at full chip.

Test and maintain chip end-to-end flows, with specific focus on place and route, integration, and timing.

Interact with tool vendors to drive tool fixes and improvements in support of on-going and planned CAD activities.

Perform tool evaluations of new vendor tools and functions.


Work with design teams across various disciplines including Physical Design/RTL/Analog to design and verify complex processor IPs in cutting edge technology

Strong hands-on experience with implementation/support of designs through all aspects of RTL to GDS implementation (place and route, static timing, physical verification)

using industry standard EDA tools at the block/partition-levels.

Write scripts in Perl, Python and TCL to extract data and achieve productivity enhancements through automation.

Provide technical direction, coaching, and mentoring to employees on your team and others when necessary to achieve successful project outcomes.

  • Effective interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills; able to interface internally and externally with all levels of the organization.

Diligent, detail-oriented, and able to handle assignments with minimal supervision.

Must possess good communication skills, be a self-driven individual and be a good team player.


  • Experience with scripting languages such as PERL a plus.

  • Experience with timing analysis tools a plus.

  • Experience in leading edge FinFet process nodes a plus

Other Skills:

  • Must have effective interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrates good analysis and problem-solving skills.

  • Inherent sense of urgency and accountability.

  • Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields and 5+ years of related professional experience.

Master's degree and/or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields with 3+ years of experience.

The Perks

With competitive compensation and great benefits, you will enjoy our workstyle within an incredible culture. We'll give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop with us. For additional information on what it's like to work at Marvell, visit our Careers page.

Your Future

Marvell provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with the company and will strive to improve performance. If you are driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at Marvell.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Any applicant who requires a reasonable accommodation during the selection process should contact Marvell HR Helpdesk at or 408-222-3604.

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